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e609 silver on snare? Dynamic Microphones
Old 24th April 2005
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e609 silver on snare?

has anyone tried this mic on a snare? i wonder how it sounds compared to a 57?
Old 24th April 2005
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has anyone tried this mic on a snare? i wonder how it sounds compared to a 57?
609s have replaced 57s on both top and bottom, here. Love it on toms, too.

Sound (relative to 57): More low end, extended top, and it doesn't have that 'boink' that 57s tend to emphasize.

BTW, FIRST time in several decades I've preferred ANYTHING (other than the occasional 421) over a 57 on snare...
Old 24th April 2005
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I also like Beyer m201's on snare though i think it needs a bit of addes brightness to cut. A 201 eq'd as bright (as in the big peak in the upper mids) as a 57 sounds bigger than a 57 to me. I just tried it with a AT4051 taped to it to add some brightness and detail and it sounded great.
Old 24th April 2005
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I have used it on snare a few times and found it quite nice. I still tend to use a 57 more often, but the 609 is an interesting alternative.

I would describe it as a broader picture of the snare, not as pointed- if that is any help.

Hell they're cheap enough- just go buy one. If you don't like it on snare, you might dig it on toms or guitar cab
Old 24th April 2005
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Not intending to hijack the thread, but as people answer maskedman72's initial post, could you be so kind as to also include a short blurb about how you find this mic on guitar cabinets comapred to a 57 or 421? TIA.
Old 24th April 2005
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the 609 beats a '57 hands down on snare, guitar cabinets, and horns. Fatter low mids, smooth top, somewhat bitey upper midrange that pulls out the attack for you. Good all around mic, excellent value.
Old 24th April 2005
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Not intending to hijack the thread, but as people answer maskedman72's initial post, could you be so kind as to also include a short blurb about how you find this mic on guitar cabinets comapred to a 57 or 421? TIA.
Not for me.
Prefer either of the others in this app. But then again, I prefer ribbons or LDs to 57/421 on cabs.

Others love them.
Old 24th April 2005
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i do own a e609 so ill have to try it on snare,the price on these mics is great also.

i bet you could use them on snare and all toms with good results. although i dont know if it would be good on floor toms. i use mine mostly for gtr cabs and i like it.

i would love to get a beyer m201 but they run $250. i could get 3 more e609's for that price but mabyee the beyer is worth it?

i have heard people say the 201 is great for distorted gtr cabs too.

is it a dynamic or a condensor?
Old 24th April 2005
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E609 is way better than a 57 on snare or toms, actually anything is better than a 57 for me...but maybe thats just me...
I 've used the 609 on guitare too but find it a bit dark for that.
Old 27th April 2005
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I've seen Silver and Black 609s mentioned.
Is there a sonic difference between the two or is it just the finish?
Old 27th April 2005
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Does the Sennheiser e906 resemble the e609? I don't see the 609 here in Europe.
Old 27th April 2005
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Does the Sennheiser e906 resemble the e609? I don't see the 609 here in Europe.
Good question. And what's the difference between black and silver?
Old 27th April 2005
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Good question. And what's the difference between black and silver?
Apparently everything other than the look and model number. They're not priced the same, either. And to add to the confusion, I think Sennheiser just came out with ANOTHER flat mic in the Evolution Series (e906)...

The black 609s are often described as dark sounding, so they probably closer resemble the original flat mic (509?-- Don't remember the model#)

The silver 609s are quite bright, but also have a smooth lowend that you can control with the proximity effect. I love them on drums, but find them too 'spitty' on cabs.
I imagine the black ones would be better on cabs, for my tastes.

I think this leads to a lot of confusion here with peoples' conflicting observations.
Old 27th April 2005
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E609s & guitar amps & drums

Historically I was never a "mike the speaker dome" kind of guy.

Michael Wagener changed that for me at the MOAW with his Royer 121 on the dome, but I digress...

The all-black E609 on the dome works wonders for me. The E609 Silver sounds best toward the surround of the speaker (ymmv).

The black 609s saved my butt on a particular DW kit (toms) that sounded like ass with 421s or any other mikes that I tried. Never used either 609 on snare but now I am intrigued.

And speaking of butts, Mr. blackcatdigi, you're a lucky man....
Old 27th April 2005
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Good question. And what's the difference between black and silver?

I'm with these guys... What is the difference??? I have used Black 609s and they work wonderfully on heavy rock higher wattage guitars. They can take it.
Old 27th April 2005
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And now they're releasing the e906 as mentioned above.
Sennheiser's site does not really explain...that I can see anyway.
I do know they're phasing out the non silver 609s.
Old 27th April 2005
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And now they're releasing the e906 as mentioned above.
Sennheiser's site does not really explain...that I can see anyway.
I do know they're phasing out the non silver 609s.
The e906 has a filter on it, so you can switch between bright, normal and smooth ...
Or, if you don't like the mic... you can switch between harsh, bland, and dull.
Old 27th April 2005
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Not a fan I take it.
Old 27th April 2005
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Ya know... I shouldn't poke fun. I've never used the 906.
I picked up a 609 two weeks ago, and so far, I'm digging it.
I've only had a chance to use it on electric guitar...
Really liked it on a dirty track, and it was nice on a cleaner one also.
I was going to stick it on a tom this week, but now I'm curious about the snare...

Andrew
Old 27th April 2005
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And speaking of butts, Mr. blackcatdigi, you're a lucky man....
Right back at ya Wurly!!!
Old 27th April 2005
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Well, I just ordered 2 of the non silver 609s. I'll try them out on drums and git cabs. They're inexpensive enough to take a chance.
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Well, I just ordered 2 of the non silver 609s. I'll try them out on drums and git cabs. They're inexpensive enough to take a chance.
I thought Sennheiser was phasing out the black ones. Where did you find them, and how much?
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Paul Allen at Sweetwater.
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Old 5th January 2015
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I just tried it on my snare and WOW....I had been fighting for days with my 57, it had become so flat, no pop, or nice warm ring like I like on a snare...tried eq'ing, and repositioning....no dice....this thing REALLY brings that pop out. I have the Bruford-esque sound now using this mic.
Old 6th January 2015
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I just tried it on my snare and WOW....I had been fighting for days with my 57, it had become so flat, no pop, or nice warm ring like I like on a snare...tried eq'ing, and repositioning....no dice....this thing REALLY brings that pop out. I have the Bruford-esque sound now using this mic.
Most anything works better than a stock 57 to my ear. YMMV of course.
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YMMV of course.
Of course mine vary a lot about the 57
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My 57's sound great on my toms
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